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, mr. romney, what role if any should the u.s. be playing in fixing europe's debt crisis? i ask. but all i hear is this. [ crickets ] then there's housing. yes, the recovery looks fragile, but it's real. more than 500,000 homeowners still got a notice last quarter. negative equity is falling, but 10.8 million americans are still under water. yet both candidates have been virtually silent on housing. but the one thing that really gets me, the one i've been talking about for months, the fiscal cliff, massive tax hikes, massive spending cuts scheduled to take effect january 1st. actually, it came up in the last debate when the president flatly dismissed it. >> it will not happen. >> it will not happen. he's talking about the sequester, the part of the fiscal cliff that mandates huge, sharp automatic spending cuts. he says it's not going to happen. how can the president be so sure? >> well, he can be sure because when the people vote on november 6th and the president is re-elected, a strong message will be sent that the american people want a balanced approach to solving this proble
submarines. but, really, there was some nicety, right, mr. romney? >> the president was right to up the usage of that technology. i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. i want to underscore the same point that the president made. i supported his action there. i felt the same as the president did. >> i think romney is leaning obama. >> it did not last long? >> we haven't heard an agenda for the president. >> team obama knows full steam ahead. the president went on a two-day battleground blitz this week or, as he calls it -- >> our 48-hour fly around campaign marathon extravaganza. >> speaking of extravaganza, did you hear about donald trump's big, huge, mega game changing bombshell announcement of president obama? yeah, neither did we. he did come out with this -- >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications -- >> you get the point. but the president got the last laugh. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> and from big hair to big bird. >> i'm glad to be the way i am. >> the ha
, that is it on the flag pole on the table, next to mr. romney. and i reached over, grabbed ahold of the flag, and it was as if electricity was running through my arm. because i thought of the sacrifice of those men and women who have served in that mission. and in other nasa missions, who have put their lives in danger for us. for learning. for knowledge, for innovation, for pioneering, what americans tend to do. is live for something big. i think of the men and women who put themselves in harm's way, in danger's path, who serve in our military. i appreciate their sacrifice. there is a -- there is a wonderful verse in one of our national hymns, america the beautiful, that i love to mention to people. oh beautiful, for heros proved in liberating strife, who more than country served and loved their life. raise your hands, in memory of our armed forces. the american way, giving ourselves for something big. it happens in the home, my sister, in her 70s, her husband passed away. she has eight children. seven of them are married with kids of their own. the eighth, the youngers now 43. jeffrey is a
's lived his life. >> more from mrs. romney at the bottom of the hour here on cnn the in the meantime the first lady, michelle obama, spoke with our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she says her husband, the president, is dedicated to helping all americans. >> what i can tell you about my husband is that he's been working to ensure that every american can have a real shot at the american dream. you know. that people can have a job that pays a decent wage. that people don't lose their homes because someone gets sick. you know, that you can send your kids to college maybe or maybe your kids can learn a trade and get a good job that pays benefits and that folks can retire with a little dignity and security. >> earlier this week the first lady spoke in florida preaching her husband's message in a vital swing state. >> we believe in an america where all of us, where we understand that none of us gets where we are on our own. that we all have a community of people lifting us up. where we treat everyone, everyone with dignity and respect. from the teachers who inspire us to th
that romney has an advantage. he won in verge yain in -- obama won virginia in 2008. when mr. romney begins speaking, woel take that event for you live. >>> seem that is president obama has the lead in the battleground state of ohio. poll of polls shows obama has a three-point lead on romney. it's a combination of five recent polls with only days to go. both campaigns going door to door, racing to get people to the polls, vote for their candidates. here is cnn's don lemon in dayton, ohio. >> reporter: the front line on the ohio battleground, cold, soggy and gray. but neither snow nor sloet nor bad directions -- >> are you lost now? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: shall keep these volunteers from their appointed rounds. why are you doing this? >> to support governor romney. >> reporter: when college sophomore and first-time voter sean henning isn't in class or working, he's driving, walking -- >> reporter: is this your in connection one? >> yes. >> reporter: talking to voters. >> if you are going to go vote early or on election day? >> we're going on election day. >> it's cold, rainy, some people
made it to the 50% mark. mr. romney has 47% of likely ohio voters. the nbc wall street journal poll taken during the same period shows obama over the 50% threshhold, at 51% and mr. romney at 45%. and with the 18 electoral votes, you can see ohio is the battleground of the battleground states. you can see what happens in the middle of the state in the capitol of columbus, my colleague is there in the state. so don, what appears to be what you're hearing there? what are people focusing on? what is the criteria people are using to make up their minds if they have not already? >> reporter: well first, i think that people think that governor romney and the president have taken up residence here in the state because they have been here so much. they will make a couple of more stops before the next 72 hours. this is the state, to really make up their minds it is the economy, the economy, the economy, and i think that is what people are really concerned about. the social issues, obviously, that is part of it. but the time now, the time has passed, i should say for social issues. since that
is following mr. romney along the trail. so jim, you heard him there. he did -- he went through his five-point plan again, not giving a whole lot of specifics but certainly trying to lay out what he would do if indeed he is elected come tuesday. >> that's right, randi. you know, at this point, it's hard to get all of those specifics out there. i mean, he has been hammering the five-point plan repeatedly for the last couple of weeks of this campaign, and i think by now his supporters probably know what those specifics are, but you're right. i mean, he is laying out his agenda for his first 100 days in office, you might say, but randi, i have to tell you, one of the things we picked up here on the campaign trail in the last couple of days, mitt romney has really gone after what he believes is a weakness in the obama campaign strategy. the romney campaign believes that president obama, and they are making the case is, trying to make the case, that president obama has sort of forgotten his mandate for when he came into office, that he was supposed to bring about this era of post-partisanship
. are you thinking we're going to get 4% growth in the next couple of years? >> yeah, i do. if mr. romney is elected, we will get 4% to 5% growth. >> why? >> because he will attack the real problem. >> why? >> stimulus spending is like a band-aid. it's a temporary -- we need to solve the problems with regard to china, reopen our energy sector and have reasonable regulations to business so they're not afraid to invest. if we grew the economy at the pace that mr. reagan did, we would surely get 12 million jobs, even more than that and we would get unemployment down to some acceptable level. >> the tax drop under reagan, which everybody likes to quote, was significantly larger than anything being proposed, including by mitt romney and anything more than we can afford right now. but stay right there, peter. we'll come back to this. >> ali, let me bring in diane swonk, who can take the politics out of this for a moment. we're not going to wake up to the same economic problems on wednesday just because there's a different president, right? it's going to be the same situation wednesday morning a
. listen, you all heard what the president and mr. romney had to say, but, you know, let's talk about the political capital here. who is going to get more political capital out of this with just four days to the election, ali? >> well, hands down president obama because he had the most to lose out of this thing. the issue was if the unemployment rate went up substantially, or more importantly if the 171,000 jobs weren't created. the expectation was for 125,000 jobs. as long as he cleared that, he was going to be okay. barack obama gets more out of it. as you can see, he's not emphasizing the unemployment rate when he's speaking. mitt romney is doing that math that doesn't work thing again. barack obama said that the unemployment was going to be this and now it is this and as a result 9 million people are out of work. that's just not math that works. i don't think either of them are convincing anybody right now. this could have hurt barack obama. it is not going to hurt him. i don't know it really helps him a lot. >> yeah. it is kind of a wash when you look at the jobs numbers increase
is the unemployment rate is now higher than it was when mr. obama took office, which will give mr. romney a talking point. i think it's a wash and won't have much impact. >> it's great to have all of you on our panel. erin, you've got a long day. thanks for coming in early for us. >>> coming up monday on "starting point," we will be in our nation's capital at 5:00 am eastern time. full comprehensive coverage of the presidential election leading up to tuesday's vote. john will join me. christine will be with us as well. ahead this morning, christine romans and ali velshi have a one-hour special that focuses on the job report and what i
at a rally for mitt romney yesterday. mr. giuliani slammed the administration on a lot of topics. benghazi, others. >> they're real excited today because unemployment didn't go back to 8%. ility 7.9%. they should be ashamed of themselves. the greatest country on earth, the greatest country in the history of the world and our growth is at 1.2%. he should resign! >> the founder and ceo of news corp rupert murdoch is also sounding off on the election via twitter. he blasted chris christie for praising president obama as the two leaders towards the storm damaged state this week. christie, while thanking obama must redeclare for romney or take blame for the next four dire years. anderson cooper looking where they focus their attention or whether the battleground state hold any surprises. countdown to election day, that airs tomorrow night at 8:00 eastern. >>> and now to the latest on superstorm sandy. after much criticism, new york mayor michael bloomberg canceled the new york city marathon for the first time in its 42-year history. it was set to take place, as you know, tomorrow. bloomberg ins
of european uncertainty and laying off workers in the european plant. that mr. president or governor romney should be getting your attention. europe matters more than china right now. defend your continent. >> ali velshi told us nothing that we didn't already know. well done, ali velshi. the fact why the candidates aren't talking about china or europe is simple. they can't do anything about it. europe is a trading block big if not bigger than the united states. the united states is shout all about it, but there's they can really do about the european sovereign debt crisis other than worry about it. china, however, is a long-term running saw. you have got a change of government this year. you have got an economy that is slowing but is not going to crash. you have a rising middle class. you have a more important economy in the longer term because it's growing faster. that is why immediately you need to worry about europe. longer term, it's china that is the big worrying saw. as for ali velshi, maybe he needs to remember which side is which. >> richard, you made sense for the first time in a l
the second term he's asking for or if mitt romney takes back the white house for the gop. after three days devoted entirely to disaster relief, mr. obama is campaigning again in wisconsin, in nevada and colorado today, alone. governor romney is going to spend his day campaigning in virginia. the first stop for the president is in green bay, moments from now. we're keeping a live eye on that event. we'll bring it to you, as well. brianna keilar is waiting for the president. it looks chilly in wisconsin. i've got to ask you, off the top, a very serious question about how this president is going to segue from what he has been doing the last three days, which has been in emergency mode, into a stump speech. >> reporter: you know, i think we may have gotten a preview of that, actually, ashleigh, because we did hear from charles woodson, a safety from the green bay packers, a popular person here. and he was making the case for the government providing services or assistance for people, and then he was saying that he was raised by a single mother, and that the government stepped in to bridge the
-election. take a look, right now, nationally, mr. obama has an 11-point advantage over mitt romney among women voters. that lead is even larger in some battleground states like ohio, where a recent cnn poll indicates the president has a 14-point edge over romney with women. and in virginia, where obama leads by 16 points. so what is behind those numbers? joining me now, gloria steinem, also the co-founder of "ms." magazine. good morning and thank you for joining us. >> good morning, and thank you. >> let me show you about the cover that we just showed there. describe the war on women as you see it today. >> the war on women is not actually a republican war, it's a war by the extremists who are now in control of the republican party. and what it means is first controlling reproduction. we're accustomed in this country to talking about production. we forget that controlling reproduction is even more important. so it would put women's bodies under literally government control with the human life amendment. it's also about refusing to support equal pay, which is quite astounding, because i don't r
in the white house, and mitt romney would bring the kind of leadership i believe that would stay on top of something like this. >> let's turn if we may, mr. mayor, to the situation in new york. obviously we'll come to the storm in a moment. right off the top, your view really of what's happened with the new york marathon, you i think were in agreement with the mayor as indeed i was for quite awhile that it should go ahead, it would be a morale boosting exercise, it would rally perhaps new yorkers a way that many events after 9/11 did. i came round before the decision today to thinking actually, i don't think it's a good idea and i did that because i saw what happened in staten island and the fury and the reaction and i changed my opinion. did you change your opinion when you saw that overnight and this morning, or were you still of the view you know what, we should get on with it? >> i was in staten island this morning, actually. i started the day in staten island, because people there feel very abandoned, they feel very alone and we were trying to raise money to try to help people so i
to makef of it. >> well, let's let the spinning begin, shall we, mr. velshi. this is some of it right here. i would like to read to you mitt romney's immediate campaign reaction to the jobs numbers that came out a short time ago. he says in part, today's increase in the unemployment rate is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. when i'm president, i'm going to make real changes that lead to a real recovery. of course, the president who is also campaigning today had reaction, and in fact, we have just had reaction in the last hour where he was campaigning in columbus, ohio, down state from you, and let me play a quick sound bite we have been able to turn. >> today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learn ed that the companies have hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> so, ali, being that you are in ohio and perhaps the most critical swing state. i asked christine about the swing states burk, but i did noe enough time for an answer, but how are the people in ohio reacting to these numbers, b
in the cities but a big turnout in the rural areas, then it could turn out to be a very good day for mitt romney. they'll be watching who's voting and what part of the state. brooke? >> martin savage for us in cleveland, hope you got quality time with mrs. savage, mama savage. we appreciate it. thank you. >>> all the talk of election day, want to take you straight to virginia just outside of richmond. mitt romney speaking. quickly before we'ves drop here, let's let you know there's a heckler chanting climate change caused sandy. they were taken out. now with that, here's mitt romney. >> america will come roaring back if we do what we have done from the very beginning of the country which is to unleash the freedom and the freedoms of the american people and let them pursue their dreams so my plan is based on five key steps to get the economy going. you know what they are. number one, take full advantage of the oil, coal, gasoline and renewables. this is -- this is kind of our economy's ace in the hole right now because someone discovered not just how to drill in to the earth but then horizontally
like mr. brown. >> thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> interesting question to have about fema. reporters throwing questions at governor romney yesterday. they were asking him a number of times -- he wouldn't state -- do you think this is problematic for the governor? >> i don't think so at all. first of all, let me just respond to jen. she just blew off the criticism about benghazi. you listen to her saying in a crisis the president hunkered down in the white house, getting constant briefings, travel is being monitored hour by hour based on circumstances. think back to benghazi. when apparently we had real time video showing this attack and the next day the president goes off to las vegas to raise money, either he didn't know what had happened or he was mistaken or misleading the american people. but it dntd matter enough for him to suspend the campaign. for jen to sit here and say with a straight face that politics is not playing into the president's decisions is just not the case. the president is doing the right thing. no question about it. to say that somehow this is a lof
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